CNI is working with Minerva Networks to supply the hosted and managed video head-end for Minerva’s white label cloud video offering for pay TV operators throughout the US. Anevia’s NEA-DVR and NEA-CDN are key components of this offering, powering advanced pay-TV services to set-top boxes and connected consumer devices.
The streaming solution, called Minerva Your TV Now, includes content transport rights for live national and local channels, as well as video streaming features such as Catch-Up TV, Restart-TV, Pause Live TV and Cloud DVR. It enables operators to protect their existing investment by providing new services to current subscribers, with an upgraded user experience on deployed IP and hybrid set-top boxes, while also attracting new users through the BYOD model.
CNI selected Anevia’s cloud DVR, NEA-DVR, to provide subscribers with a selection of modern viewing options. These include restart TV for up to 150 channels with up to 72 hours of catch-up viewing, and 50 hours of personal video recording. Operators also have the option of adding more storage to the cloud DVR service if needed.
According to Grégory Samson, Executive Vice President Sales, Media and Telecom at Anevia, “Anevia is proud to be part of CNI’s head-end that powers Minerva’s Your TV Now platform. With NEA-DVR, operators can now propose the most modern OTT features, to existing set-top boxes and to a multitude of consumer devices, to increase customer satisfaction long into the future.”
“We needed a cloud DVR and CDN solution that would fit with our managed services model, and that is designed to scale” says Randy Plaisier, CTO of CNI. “Anevia’s NEA-DVR and NEA-CDN work together seamlessly, enabling operators to reduce costs and optimize bandwidth performance, while scaling for peak viewing.”